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Tour Overview

Tour Photos & Videos


  • Bunratty Castle with Durty Nellys famous pub in the foreground
  • The famous Cliffs of Moher in County Clare
  • Georgian Dublin
  • Dublins Historic GPO (General Post Office)
  • Connemara, County Galway
  • Connemara Pony
  • Galway City Oyster Festival
  • The Skellig Islands County Kerry - Film Location in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
  • A Local Resident takes in the stunning view at Slieve League, County Donegal!
  • Donegal Castle, located in Donegal Town
  • Impressive Blarney Castle in County Cork
  • The Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, County Limerick
  • The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland's most scenic areas.
  • The Entrance to Glasnevin Museum, Ireland's National Necropolis
  • Storytelling around the Hearth at the Ulster American Folk Park.
  • View of Rock of Cashel with blue and pink sunset sky and greenery surrounding
    The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock.
  • Lissadell House Sligo
    Constructed in 1835, Lissadell House was a summer retreat of famous poet, W.B. Yeats


Irish Explorer Tour - From $1,672 Per Person

Spend either 8 or 9 wonderful nights discovering Ireland on The Irish Explorer Tour! This guided bus tour from CIE Tours visits a wide variety of locations, covering the entire island. Your trip begins in style with an overnight stay at imposing Clontarf Castle in Dublin. Breathtaking scenery awaits on the west coast, including world-renowned Wild Atlantic Way areas, such as The Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Slieve League. Enjoy a rousing night of food and entertainment at The Abbey Tavern in Dublin and home baked scones with tea and coffee in Teelin. Explore artisan pottery and crystal factories, and shop for Irish products at famous woollen mills. Other tours and visits include
Glasnevin Museum, Ulster American Folk Park, Donegal Castle, Belleek Pottery Factory, Lissadell House, Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory, Cliffs of Moher, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Skellig Experience, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills and much, much more!

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Tour Highlights:


  • 7-nights of 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 1-night in an Authentic Irish Castle


  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide


  • 8 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Welcome Dinner at Clontarf Castle
  • Nancy's Restaurant in Ardara
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at The Abbey Tavern
  • 4 Table d'Hote Dinners
  • Home-Baked Scones with Tea/Coffee in Donegal


  • Connemara Ponies & Traditional Farming Methods at Dan O'Hara Homestead
  • Scenic Tours of Connemara & The Ring of Kerry
  • Belleek Pottery & Connemara Crystal Factory Visits
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer, Brendan Ferris
  • Tours of Dublin & Galway Cities with Local Guides


  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Glasnevin Museum
  • Ulster American Folk Park
  • Donegal Castle
  • Lissadell House
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • The Skellig Experience
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills


The popular Irish Explorer Tour offers two slightly different tour itineraries:

Tour A - 8 nights / 15 meals (Listed Prices are for this Option):

  • Start in Dublin/ End in Dublin
  • Dublin 1 night
  • Donegal 2 nights
  • Galway 2 nights
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Dublin 1 night

Tour B - Extra night in Dublin at end of tour - 9 nights / 16 meals:

  • Start in Dublin/ End in Dublin
  • Dublin 1 night
  • Donegal 2 nights
  • Galway 2 nights
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Dublin 2 nights

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Your Itinerary

  • Day 1: Dublin (IE), Clontarf Castle
  • Day 2 - 3: Donegal (IE), Mill Park Hotel
  • Day 4 - 5: Galway (IE), Hotel Meyrick
  • Day 6 - 7: Killarney (IE), Killarney Avenue
  • Day 8: Dublin (IE2), Herbert Park Hotel
  • Day 9: Dublin Departure (CIE), County Dublin

Hotel at a Glance

Package Includes

  • Airport Transfers (if Flights also Booked)
  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach Throughout
  • Services of a professional Irish Driver/Guide
  • Superior & First Class Hotels with Private Bath/Shower for 8 (or 9) nights
  • 8 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • 7 Main Meals
  • Unique and Authentic irish Experiences
  • Visits and Admissions to Many of Ireland's Top Visitor Attractions
  • Audio Headsets & Group Photo
  • Deluxe Carry-On Backpack, Ticket Wallet, Luggage Tags & Strap
  • All local Taxes, Hotel Service Charges & Porterage for one Suitcase Per Person
  • Free Wifi on-board Coaches and in Hotel Lobbies